Thursday, July 30, 2009

ATIA YouTube Contest

The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) ( is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2009. As part of the celebrations ATIA is hosting an AT video contest on the popular YouTube web site. ATIA invites you to create a short video that presents an inspiring story about how assistive technology has helped to change the life of an individual with a disability and helped to empower them to change their world.

Prizes are being awarded based on "most viewed" video criteria:
Grand Prize - trip to the ATIA 2009 Chicago Conference (October 28-31, 2009) including travel and hotel expenses.
Sub-Category winners receive $400 gift certificate (American Express or Visa).
Runners up receive complimentary registration to ATIA 2009 Chicago or ATIA 2010 Orlando (January 27-30, 2010).

Please see the site for more details.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lotsa Love at the LATS Training

It was such a pleasure meeting with the members of the #LATS09 Training session today at Jericho School District. I really enjoyed sharing the ins and outs of my experiences with assistive and instructional technology and I hope that I added a lot of resources to your personal 'bag of tricks.'

While I know I presented about a lot of information at once, I am going to use this space to recap and post some of the links I shared with you today, as well as some additional resources.

For starters, I used this presentation as my home base for today. During the presentation I also introduced you to our class website and blog.

Along the way we covered a variety of tools and resources that you might want to save to your favorites. You can find my compilation of websites at If you have a delicious account, feel free to add me to your network. You can also find my favorites at Diigo, another social bookmarking site.

Here are some of the tools we talked about today as well as some more 'good stuff':

If you have any questions please leave a comment to this blog or send me an e-mail.

Welcome to the LATS family! Be sure to add me to your network. Let's stay connected. :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

South Paris Podcast

Inspired by the Tech Chicks, Lisa Parisi and I recorded our conversation on our way home from #NECC09. As co-teachers [in the same classroom] we speak each morning on the way to school during our long commutes to work. We often think we should be recording these conversations, but we have not yet determined the best way to successfully record both sides of the conversation from our cell phones. Do you have a suggestion on how to achieve this? In the meantime, the embedded conversation below was recorded as we drove home together from Washington D.C. back to New York.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

South Paris @ #NECC09

Lisa and I had a wonderful experience networking and presenting at the National Educational Computing Conference during our award winning poster session and lecture. This post is for the people that we met along the way, as it contains hyperlinked resources to the sites we discussed as well as our lecture presentation. It was great meeting you all and if you'd like to continue the conversation about our presentation here is the link to the ISTE NECC Ning.

Here is a link to our ISTE SigTEL Learning award project entitled Poetry Collaboration and here is our presentation:

Keep in touch!